Individual Genomes Instead of Race for Personalized Medicine

  title={Individual Genomes Instead of Race for Personalized Medicine},
  author={P. Ng and Q. Zhao and S. Levy and R. Strausberg and J. Venter},
  journal={Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics},
  • P. Ng, Q. Zhao, +2 authors J. Venter
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  • The cost of sequencing and genotyping is aggressively decreasing, enabling pervasive personalized genomic screening for drug reactions. [...] Key Method We examine six drug-metabolizing genes in J. Craig Venter and James Watson, two Caucasian men whose genomes were recently sequenced. Their genetic differences underscore the importance of personalized genomics over a race-based approach to medicine. To attain truly personalized medicine, the scientific community must aim to elucidate the genetic and…Expand Abstract
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